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MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> there was a strange spectacle on capitol hill on the comedian, stephen colbert testifying beforess hearing on immigration. he was there because he had done a segment on his show spent a day working in fies ts was he came to the hearing, however in character, as a blow-hard tv commentator. and he stayed in character the entire time. he did not, however, exactly get the laughs he's used to getting on his show. >> it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congresswoman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. maybe this ag jobs bill would help. i don't know. like most members of congress, i haven't read it. the point is, we have to do something. i'm not going back out there. i trust that following my testimony, both sides will work together on this issue in the best interest of the american people, as you always do. >> love him. subcommittee chairwo
CBS
Sep 25, 2010 6:00am EDT
program. he said talks could begin again in october. >>> stephen colbert makes a visit to capitol hill. some congressmen called it a stunt, others thought it brought the attention to my grant farm workers. >> i like talking to people who don't have any power and this seems like one of the least powerful people in the united states are migrant workers who do work and don't have any rights as a result. >> colbert spent a day as a farm workering for his show on comedy central. he was asked to appear by the chairwoman of the subcommittee. >>> a late night appeal springs lindsay lohan from jail. a judge said she could post bail. it would have kept her behind bars until late october. lohan was sent to jail after failing a mandatory drug test required after violating probation on a 2007dui and drug arrest. >>> heading into their home opener against the cleveland browns, ravens rookie kindle makes his first public appearance two months after he fell down the stairs and suffered a skull fracture. he will not play this season, but after he was placed on injured reserve but he did sign his contra
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